Self-Awareness Challenge

Summary

What: The Self-Awareness Challenge involves spending a set period of time doing nothing other than considering: “What is truly important to me?”
How Long: This challenge runs for 7, 14, or 30 days
Time Commitment: Depending on the level you commit to, your time commitment will be between 30 minutes and several hours per day
How much: This challenge is FREE to participate in
What you will get out of it: You will develop a deeper awareness of what’s truly important to you and what’s simply fluff
When: You can start the is challenge whenever you’re ready to dive deeper and understand your true motivations and drives

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If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. It’s a pretty obvious statement, but one that a lot of people don’t even consider before they launch into the world of Lifestyle Design. They jump in head first and start building and creating and testing and trying before they’re even clear on where all this activity’s supposed to take them.

They end up burning through their time, money, and most importantly, motivation with the only thing they have to show for it being a lot of mess.

If you don’t want to end up wasting your precious time and motivation hammering away in 100 different directions without making any progress, you need to develop self-awareness. You need to become acutely aware of what you want and what’s truly important to you.

This is what the Self-Awareness Challenge will help you do. By the time you complete the 14-day challenge, you’ll have a deeper and more profound understanding of what you want and where you’re going in life.

 

 

What do I have to do?

The majority of people who lack self-awareness don’t struggle because they don’t have the physical tools to develop self-awareness, it’s simply because they don’t give themselves the time and brain space necessary to ask themselves the important questions.

We live in a world of instant gratification and entertainment and it’s easy to get caught up in constant distraction by the bright and flashy colors rather than directing your attention inwards.

Because of this, your activity for developing self-awareness isn’t a complex or investigative process, it’s simply giving yourself the time and space you need to start understanding who you are and what you really want.

All you need to do is set aside a set period of time each day for 14 days where you can sit in silence and peace with no distractions or amusements and ask yourself the question: “What is truly important to me?”

Don’t answer with generic answers like “World peace” or “Saving the environment”, give yourself time and space to let the answers arise naturally from within. You’ll know you’ve hit something meaningful for you when you feel an emotional response to something that flashes through your brain.

As you’re working through this process, if you notice your attention drift off onto another topic, bring yourself back on track by asking: “Why was I thinking about? And what does that tell me about what I really care about?”

 

 

How long do I have to do it for?

There are three levels of intensity for this particular challenge, each designed to push the right person out of their comfort zone.

Level: Beginner
Duration: 15 minutes per day for 7 days
Frequency: Once per day, preferably once you finish your committed time (work, school, etc…) and have time to switch off
Where: In a quiet, calm space, free from distractions
How: Sit yourself in a comfortable and upright chair with a glass of water and settle in
Who’s it for: The beginner level is for anyone who’s interested in developing more of an understanding of what they care about, but is limited in concentration ability or time

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 30 minutes per day for 14 days
Frequency: Once per day, preferably once you finish your committed time (work, school, etc…) and have time to switch off
Where: In a quiet, calm space, free from distractions
How: Sit yourself in a comfortable and upright chair with a glass of water and settle in
Who’s it for: The intermediate level is for anyone who’s consciously aware of how their lack of self-awareness is causing problems and they want to get it fixed.

Level: Advanced
Duration: 1 hour per day for 30 days (or until you’re 100% clear on what is critically important to you)
Frequency: In every spare moment
Where: In a quiet, calm space, free from distractions
How: Sit yourself in a comfortable and upright chair with a glass of water and settle in
Who’s it for: The advanced level is for anyone who’s fed up with the problems they’re experiencing through their lack of self-awareness and is ready to get this handled

 

Is there anything else I should know?

The first few minutes of every session are going to be tough, especially if you’re used to distracting yourself with Youtube, TV, emails, or computer games. Once you get settled in though, it will be easier to sit without distraction.

If you find yourself forgetting to ask yourself “What’s truly important to me?”, write it down on a piece of paper and put that piece of paper right in front of you. It’ll make it easier to remember.

What do I do next?

If you’re ready to take on the beginner, intermediate, or advanced Self-Awareness Challenge, the process for getting involved is simple. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘Start taking this course’ button at the top of this page
  2. Go to the Self-Awareness Challenge and post an introduction that says:
    1. The level and amount of days you’re committing to
    2. What you hope to get out of the challenge
    3. How the rest of the group can support you
  3. Identify the obstacles that might get in the way of you completing this challenge and come up with a plan to eliminate them
  4. Set a reminder to come back to the forum every night and update your progress